Following in the footsteps of screenings of films such as An American Werewolf in London in London Zoo, Volkswagen screens is presenting a screening of The Iron Lady at the location in Manchester used to stand in for the Houses of Parliament ahead of it’s January release.

It is one of the most anticipated British film releases for some time. The Iron Lady, a biopic about Britain’s first and only female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher is going to have an exclusive gala screening on Thursday 15th December at Manchester Town Hall to celebrate it’s impending release. The hall was used as a double for the Houses of Parliament, the key location in the film.

The event is the next in line of Volkswagen’s ‘See Film Differently‘ series, which has been providing fans with an intimate and unique experience for the past six years. They have hosted screenings of some of the most iconic British films in their most iconic filming locations in support of independent film-making and to give audiences a bigger and more involved experience.

To date they have successfully held screenings of: An American Werewolf in London inside ZSL London Zoo, Trainspotting at the Royal Scottish Academy and a 40th anniversary screening of  A Clockwork Orange at Brunel University – all classic locations from the films.

The latest offering of The Iron Lady, will allow fans to watch the film, which stars Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher and Jim Broadbent as her husband Denis,  almost a month before its UK theatrical release in January 2012.

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, the biopic is a complete departure from her first collaboration with Streep, Mamma Mia. The Iron Lady is a compelling and intimate portrayal of Thatcher’s battle through the male dominated world of politics to become the most infamous, longest reigning and only female Prime Minister in Britain’s long history.

The Iron Lady co-stars Richard E. Grant and Anthony Head.

The screening is held 15th December 2011, or you can catch it after its UK release on 13th January 2012.

 

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